dissenter dissenter  /dɪs ˈɛn tər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who dissents from some established policy

Usage(s):

  1. The only dissenter was the irascible libertarian Ron Paul.
  2. Only Justice John Harlan found fault with that state of affairs, writing as the lone dissenter in Plessy v.
  3. Nakagawa is hardly a lone dissenter.

News

  • AJC Praises Prime Minister Netanyahu's Reprimand of MK Danon

    NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC, calling Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon's comments on a Palestinian state "totally unhelpful to the peace process," commended Prime Minister Netanyahu for his strong response to the coalition dissenter.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO)"The end game for peace, as difficult and complex as it may be to ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Our constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens. In respect of civil rights, all citizens are equal before the law," wrote Harlan, who was nicknamed "The Great Dissenter" because of his stance on...
    on May 7, 2004 By: John Marshall Harlan Source: AScribe (press release)

  2. Now it turns out that instead of "Bush blows CIA agent's cover to silence a brave dissenter" - as Wilson practices saying into the mirror every morning - the story is, "One Bush enemy inadvertently taken out by another's friendly fire."
    on Aug 30, 2006 By: Joseph Wilson Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "We're not living in a country like the old East Germany where dissenters didn't know whether the person beside them was a fellow dissenter, or some police agent put in by the Stasi," says Mr Locke.
    on Dec 13, 2008 By: Keith Locke Source: 3 News NZ

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